Air France welcomes 1st Airbus A220 to fleet

Air France has gained its 1st A220-300 from Airbus.

The flag-carrier has 60 aircraft of the form in output, the biggest A220 order from a European carrier.

The plane was shipped from Airbus’ final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and officially unveiled to the general public in the course of a ceremony held at Paris Charles-De-Gaulle Airport.

The A220 is the most economical and adaptable plane in the 100 to 150 seat sector section nowadays.

The renewal of the Air France single-aisle fleet with this newest generation plane will raise performance along with buyer convenience and support Air France to meet its environmental ambitions and sustainability objectives.

The initially Air France A220-300 will be operated on its medium-haul community from the 2021 winter period.

Currently, Air France operates a fleet of 136 Airbus aircraft.

Air France is also renewing its long-haul fleet, and has presently taken supply of 11 A350s out of an buy of 38.

The Air France A220-300 cabin is configured in a one-course structure to easily welcome 148 passengers.

As of the stop of August, around 170 A220s have been shipped to 11 operators around the world.